The National Institute of Engineering ( NIE ) is an engineering college located in Mysore, Karnataka, India. It was established in 1946, and granted autonomy in 2007 from Visvesvaraya Technological University.


NIE was started in 1946 with diploma programs in Civil Engineering in a room under a thatched roof in Lakshmipuram. [3] The first batch consisted of 86 students. Later, the classes were held in a shed in the nearby Sharada Vilas High School campus, in Mysore. S. Ramaswamy, D. V. Narasimha Rao and T. Ramarao ("Tunnel" Ramarao), the founders, established NIE by 1950 with its own class rooms and workshops on a 6-acre (24,000 m 2 ) campus. NIE started AMIE courses in Civil Engineering for intermediate-passed students in 1948. The students were permitted to change over to the regular degree course leading to B.E. degree in Civil Engineering of the University of Mysore. Thus, NIE became the second engineering college in the state of Karnataka and the first in Mysore. The first batch of students in Civil Engineering graduated in 1953.

In 1956, NIE was recognised for development during the second and subsequent five-year plans by the state and the Union governments. In 1958-59, NIE got private-aided institution status under grant-in-aid code of the Karnataka government.

A Golden Jubilee Complex was completed in 1996 on a 6-acre (24,000 m 2 ) plot opposite the main building in part of the golden jubilee celebrations. In 2004, the college received World Bank aid under the TEQIP project. [4] The funds obtained were used to strengthen the Centres of Excellence in the college and to set up new ones.

In 2007, NIE attained autonomy under Visvesvaraya Technological University. [5] In 2011, NIE received further World Bank aid under the TEQIP-II. These funds were used to augment the postgraduate programs.

Location and campus

The institute is on Mananthavady Road , Mysore.

  • The NIE Administrative Block houses the administrative offices, libraries, a gymnasium, department offices, laboratories, bank, several centres of excellence and workshops.
  • The Golden Jubilee Block, operational since 2000, in a lush green campus, houses the Golden Jubilee Lecture Theatre Complex, a canteen and a playground area.
  • The Diamond Jubilee Sports Complex was set up in 2009. It contains a large, 1200-capacity arena which houses courts for badminton, table tennis and other indoor sports including basketball.

Academic programs

Courses offered: [6]

Undergraduate programs

Postgraduate programs

Doctoral and M.S.C programmes


  • NIE Centre for Nano-Technology
  • NIE Software Development and Solution Centre
  • NIE-EICHER Centre for Automobile Technology
  • Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST)
  • Center for Materials Research (CMR)
  • NIE IEEE Student Branch (NISB)
  • NIE CNC Training Centre
  • Center for Energy Management and Test Systems for Electrical Apparatus
  • Center for Artificial Intelligence Application to Power Systems
  • Building Fire Research Center (BFRC)
  • Center for Research and Consultancy (CRC)
  • Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC)
  • ONYX, the entrepreneurship cell of NIE
  • Industry Institute Partnership Cell (IIPC)


NIE was ranked 22 among engineering colleges in India by Outlook India in 2017. [7]

Notable alumni